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Press Release - Blockbuster Movie Package Enhanced

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Jason Nipp, Jan 9, 2012.

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    Jason Nipp

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    Blockbuster Movie Package for DISH Customers Enhanced with Thousands of Streaming Movies and TV Shows for Kids

    Blockbuster @Home, for only $10 per month, gives more than 100,000 titles by mail, in-store exchanges, 10,000 titles streaming to TV and 25,000 titles streaming to computer

    LAS VEGAS – Jan. 9, 2012 – [NASDAQ: DISH] – DISH Network L.L.C. announced today the expansion of family and kid’s programming available through the company’s Blockbuster @Home™ entertainment package. DISH will add more than 3,000 titles suitable for children ages three to 13 as part of its growing line-up of family entertainment, including programming from partners Vivendi Entertainment, Cookie Jar, Lions Gate Films and Scholastic Media.

    Families that subscribe to the Blockbuster @Home package by DISH can enjoy popular titles on-demand, including shows such as “Veggie Tales,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Goosebumps,” “Heathcliff,” “I Spy,” “Madeline,” “Strawberry Shortcake” and many more.

    “The Blockbuster brand is known for two things: family and movies and now we offer our customers more of both,” said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming, DISH. “Our kid’s programming expansion provides families an even bigger selection of shows that are exciting and educational.”

    Blockbuster @Home is an expansion of Blockbuster Movie Pass, introduced by DISH last fall.
    For $10 per month, this exclusive package offers DISH customers the following:
    • More than 100,000 DVD movies, TV shows and games by mail with unlimited in-store exchanges of DVDs and video games at participating Blockbuster stores;
    • Streaming access on the TV to more than 10,000 movies and TV shows, including more than 3,000 kids and family shows;
    • More than 25,000 movies and TV shows on demand on the computer;
    • More than 3,000 video games by mail;
    • More than 20 premium movie and family channels.

    Blockbuster @Home, offered only to DISH customers, is now available on the iPad® through the recently enhanced DISH Remote Access app.

    To access Blockbuster @Home or on-demand content, a DISH HD DVR ViP 612, ViP 622, ViP 722, ViP 722k or the Hopper whole-home HD DVR entertainment system is required.

    Many of the same streaming movie choices offered by Blockbuster @Home will also be accessible on the Hopper for customers who have limited or no Internet access with a feature called DISH Unplugged. DISH Unplugged offers hundreds of movies delivered to the Hopper’s internal hard drive via satellite, ensuring no buffering and the highest quality video experience.

    For more information, visit www.dish.com. Logos for DISH and Blockbuster @Home are available at http://press.dishnetwork.com/Press-Center/Photo-Library.

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    About DISH Network
    DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 13.945 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2011, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
     
  2. kucharsk

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    Yeah, but HD movies are still cropped to 16:9 the way they are on HBO. :(
     
  3. sulu600

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    So, they finally admit that they are NOT going to support BBMP on the Vip922. I want my money back.
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

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    Where do you read that?
     
  5. BobaBird

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    Look to post #1 to see where we're not reading otherwise, and with all the work getting Hopper ready (it looks really close), don't be surprised to not see BB@H when S116 is released. That said, "NOT" is actually "not yet." It's coming.
     
  6. Jhon69

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    It is interesting the 922 was not included in the press release(post#1).:confused::eek2:
     
  7. 356B

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    Not really, the vip922 currently has no BBMP software. Supposedly software 116 is coming......but this may fall into the category of "one of the three great lies".
    For full disclosure I could care less about BBMP, I pay Dish enough already.
     
  8. MCHuf

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    I see that it's not even mentioned as an upcoming device in the press release. What more needs to be said?
     
  9. tampa8

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    Not only am I not seeing where Dish is saying it will not come to the 922, it was stated in an interview (video taped on another site) that it would be coming, and in yet another interview it sounded like when the Hopper was out, so would BB for the 922. Why it couldn't be incorporated already who knows. But it sure seems like it will be.

    As to not being mentioned in the press release, why would they? It's not available on that receiver yet. Why muddy the waters and mention it.....
     
  10. tampa8

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    Like anything, not every package is for everyone. Just the sat channels alone are worth $10 to me, I watch many of them often. Getting free Blu Ray rental movies by mail is a great extra. I happen not to use the streaming much, but it's there as yet another extra, though the UI is not good. The Direct TV installer who lives next to where I work said he has had interest from Direct customers as to if Direct has this package.
     
  11. Slamminc11

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    I was just wondering how much more you could care less?
    and last I looked, no one is forced to get the blockbuster movie pass so I guess Dish took care of that whole, "you pay them enough already thing..."
     
  12. Stewart Vernon

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    I was replying to a post that claimed Dish had "confirmed" no support was ever coming.

    Just because it isn't there now is not the same as never being there...
     
  13. 356B

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    I have enough programing to watch without renting more, is that clear enough?
     
  14. n-spring

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    Stupid question ... does DVD by mail include Blu-ray discs?
     
  15. Slamminc11

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    yes, at no additional cost
     
  16. n-spring

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    Thank you. I'm seriously considering moving from DirecTV to Dish and dumping NetFlix. I know that DirecTV isn't going to cut any deals with current subscribers in upgrading to HR34/RVU. Now that Dish has announced Hopper/Joey, it appears that I can get a better deal through Dish, whenever it becomes available.

    Note: I don't care about DirecTV's sports programming choices so it's not a factor in making my decision. In fact, I had Dish for nearly 7 years in Colorado. The only reason I chose DirecTV in 2005 when I moved to Texas is that they were first with HD at the time.
     
  17. Orion9

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    I think he was just poking fun at "I could care less" instead of "I could NOT care less".
     
  18. 356B

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    And what are you poking fun at.....?
     
  19. Orion9

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    I was just trying to explain his question: How much less could you care?

    Hey, I make typos and leave out words sometimes too. :)
     
  20. 356B

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    Thank you for pointing out my poor grammar, were I come from that's how folks talk...
     

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